Book Chapter

Focalizing measures of salience for wayfinding

S Winter, M Raubal, C Nothegger

Map-based Mobile Services: Theories, Methods and Implementations | Published : 2005

Abstract

This chapter reviews a model of measuring the salience of a specific class of spatial features-fagades of buildings-for adaptation to abilities and preferences of user groups of wayfinding services. The model was intentionally designed to be open for such adaptations, and we will report on ways, experiences, and limitations of doing so. We will prove the hypothesis that focalization, i.e., adaptation to different decision situations, can be sufficiently modelled by weights of predetermined salience measures to increase wayfinding success. The long term goal is to identify sets of weights for typical foci of user groups. © 2005 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

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